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sermons tagged 'guilt'

First Things First

Matthew 5.21-26
Nov 15th 2015

The lawyers of Jesus' day esteemed themselves on their own spiritual accomplishments. Schooled in tradition & steeped in their own pride, they were often heard quoting Rabbi-So-And-So... who quoted Rabbi-So-And-So-Before-Him... who quoted...read >>

accused, anger, confession, conviction, guilt, hate, hope, Jesus, love, murder, peace, Pharisees, reconciliation, relationships, scribes, strive
Anger, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Contrite, Meet Christ!

Psalm 51
Feb 1st 2015

In the last three weeks of our Gospel Doctrine series we have:

1) met the I Am who is sovereign & supremely good above all, who has always been & ever will be;

2) learned that the I Am created us to behold Him, and, in beholding Him, to find our joy in Him, and,...read >>

Bathsheba, correction, cross, David, discipline, forgiveness, grace, guilt, hope, Jesus, just, love, mercy, murder, Nathan, penal substitution, rape, reproof
forgiveness, grace, sin

Looking Ahead at the End of the Beginning

Genesis 49.29-50.26
Dec 21st 2014

It's a bitter sweet day. We've arrived at the end of our study in Genesis. Today we bury a couple of patriarchs. These men were tools in the hands of God to work His will, bless His people, and glorify His name. It is the end of Genesis, the end of The...read >>

burial, Christmas, death, faith, future, guilt, hope, Jacob, Joseph, promise, regret, repentance, trust
faith, Genesis, sovereignty

Joseph's "Revenge"

Genesis 42
Oct 19th 2014

How long have you lingered under the crushing weight of guilt?

Does there remain any unconfessed failures or grievances against others that our enemy clouds out Christ with?

If God loves you—and you know He does—He will lovingly, but often painfully, surface...read >>

fear, guilt, humility, justice, law, mercy, regret, remorse, repentance, salvation, sin, sorrow, truth, wisdom
Genesis, grace, repentance

Jacob's Guilt or God's Grace

Genesis 33
Jul 6th 2014

Some people seem to have a harder time with guilt than others.

It amazes me how some of us can simply let our wrongdoings roll off our minds like water on a duck's back, never thinking about it again, seemingly little if any consideration for collateral casualties...read >>

Esau, forgiveness, grace, guilt, Jacob, mercy, pride, promise, reconciliation, sin, trick, trust
forgiveness, Genesis, grace

Better Word From Better Blood

Genesis 4.1-16
Jan 6th 2013

Pride is a beast. There's nothing wrong with wanting to do well, to bring pleasure to others. Where pride resides is purely in the pleasure of "more than you". I want more gifts, more friends, more recognition, more attention, more... glory! "DANGER WILL...read >>

Abel, anger, ATX, Austin, blood, Cain, Colossians, delight, duty, Eric Odenwald, grace, guilt, Hebrews 12.24, murder, pride, proclaim, protection, restore, sin, South Church, sustain, theodicy
Genesis 4, pride, sin

Hope in Judgement

Genesis 3.8-19
Dec 9th 2012

Let's face it, we all hate sin. It's embarrassing, shameful and humiliating. Whether sinner or saint, no one likes to be made a fool, or, more likely, reveal their own foolishness.

Sin heightens our awareness to God's power & wrath, and, therefore, we all run from...read >>

chauvinism, fear, feminism, Genesis 3, guilt, hide, hope, judgement, proto euangelion, redeem, redemption, satan, shame, sin
Genesis, redemption, sin

The Power of Peace In Present Darkness

John 20.19-23
Jul 1st 2012

How powerful is guilt in and over your life? regret? betrayal? denial of your Lord?

Our fears and failures deeply impact our faith (or lack thereof).

Join us today as Jesus meets His disciples in the middle of their fear, denial, and failures. What would the King...read >>

failure, fear, glad, grace, guilt, John 20.19-23, mission, peace, sin, Spirit
Gospel of John, John 20, resurrection

Getting Personal With Pilate

John 18.28-40
Apr 1st 2012

Hope for captive criminals is in the crucifixion of the Christ at the hands of false accusers and the indecision of a pondering Pilate, but, ultimately, in our faithful Father and His sovereign plan of redemption through Jesus His Son.read >>

conviction, guilt, innocent, Jesus, John 18.28-40, personal, Pilate, relativism, truth
Gospel of John, John 18

Why Hatred?

John 15.18-24
Oct 2nd 2011

Two things we learn from Jesus in this passage: 1) Why the world hates Christians, and 2) the fellowship by which they persevere.read >>

guilt, hate, hatred, persecution, perseverance, power, sin, speak, Word, world
Gospel of John, John 15

Blind Humility

John 9.35-41
Sep 26th 2010

Have you missed Jesus? I have!

Two weeks have passed since we last enjoyed the King on the scene. Well... He's back! And just in time...

The blind man just got the boot from the religious authorities for his affiliation with Jesus... the Scripture says they cast...read >>

arrogance, blind, guilt, humility, initiative, judgement
Gospel of John, John 9